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Shakugan No Shana


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  • Format: Box set, NTSC, Color, Widescreen, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Funimation Prod/Geneon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CFQO16
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,488 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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You’re dead, you just don’t know it yet!!

Yuji Sakai is about to learn that there is more to the world than going to school and finding a girl friend when he meets a sword-wielding girl with fiery red eyes and flame colored hair. Denizens of the Crimson Realm are invading our world and it’s up to the Flame Haze, Shana to slay them. However, when Yuji gets in the way of her sword, he learns that death is much more different than he imagined it would be. Experience their harrowing story as Yuji and Shana work together to fight the Denizens of the Crimson World and learn more about each other and the worlds they are from.

Customer Reviews

This one of the best anime I have ever seen.
DS
This action packed anime is great, loved it^^ The characters are perfect, good well-planned story-line, great voice actors.
Jenny
When a good anime series ends, I will feel disappointed it's over.
A. R. Miles

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A. R. Miles on February 6, 2009
Format: DVD
Here we go again. Another story of a supernatural being coming into the world with challenging feelings all the while fighting evil. So why is this one so different?

I wish I knew. This series compelled me to the very end with its music, art style, and stories. To help put it in perspective: Cowboy Bebop is my favorite (as it is with others) and this series has now tied with it.

When a good anime series ends, I will feel disappointed it's over. But with CB and Shana, I was angry it was over. Why? I wanted more. I still do. When an anime inflicts this type of emotion, it's worthy to own. Shakugan no Shana isn't the greatest story ever told, but it captures you and it doesn't let go.

The balance between action and story telling (character development) is excellent. One doesn't over power the other, and this is what keeps the series going. The conflicts over feelings and doing what's right keeps all the stories together and flows extremely well throughout the 26 episodes. You're guaranteed to have a favorite character by the end of it.

The Pros:
-The artwork is outstanding. No "scrolling narration" as seen in many "better" anime. The CGI used (Unrestricted Method spells) blends nicely with the art and doesn't overpower any scene. It's not just painted characters on watercolor backgrounds (which frequently have moving action to add realism and aren't static).

-The music is good, but not great. The best feature about this collection is the music does NOT overpower the scene (why production companies do this is a mystery) so you're not trying to figure out what the characters said. That being said, the music ties in well with the action and emotions.

-Sector skipping. You can even skip over the annoying FBI warning!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Alanna Evans on October 13, 2008
Format: DVD
This is one of my favorite series... and here's why:

The characters are great. Shana is not your usual female lead, she is neither a pushover or just totally brash. And the male lead is not your usual "complete dork" but someone you could grow to like and keeps a strong head on his shoulders despite some of the revelations he has to deal with.

Multiple story arcs keep the anime feeling fresh. It introduces the "world" and rules of that "world" in the beginning and then follows a few different arcs that each tie up enough to give you a satisfied feeling.

The animation is nice, the dub is surprisingly good and the supernatural elements are just right. The anime has some comedy in it and lots of action, but also personal moments that let you get to know the characters better.

Now its in a boxed set and that makes it even more attractive! A must have for anyone that loves a good solid story and great characters.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Stivers on November 26, 2009
Format: DVD
There are very few out there like this that aren't overly comical, action-packed, or sentimental.

This has a healthy mixture of all of those yet doesn't cling to one or the other. The best part is you actually care for the characters and hope for the best for them as they make their transitions.

Again, a great anime and a a great story.

I highly recommend.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rich(アニメとゲームが優先!!) on September 16, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This series has actually been out for a while but Geneon stopped making anime Dvds for the North American branch last year thankfully the contract with Funimation has re-released this great series back into circulation. The short jist of the series is that another Dimension called the Crimson Realm is trying to devour life from all world for unknown reasons. Thus the series opens up with Yuji Sakai a high school student who finds this out while seeing a fight between a crimson denizen and a Flame Haze warrior Yuji also learns after the battle that he is not actually alive but is in fact a "Torch". The spiritual torches left over when the real person dies is meant to cushion the reality in the living world from being destroyed thus the Flame hazes battle the denizens to control the damage by the denizens as well as to protect the spiritual torches from being devoured by the denizens as well. The stories second character is the Flame haze warrior Shana who at first is cold an rude to Yuji but later in the series befriends him as well as starts getting feelings for him which is hard for her to do since a Torch only last so long in the living world before it vanishes. The true power and the reason why the Crimson lords are after Yuji is explained in the series and you'll also learn why he doesn't vanish like the other spiritual torches as well. The series is dramatic,action packed, funny, and with a touch of romance for Yuji as with most anime there is a love triangle involving Yuji/Shana/and Yoshida a shy girl from Yuji's school. Since I never bought any of the previous dvds of this series I can't tell you if there is any new extras on the dvds or not but with the box set you get the usual intro/ending songs, trailers, production gallery pictures, and the Ova episode for the seventh dvd.Read more ›
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Jordan on April 11, 2010
Format: DVD
Sakai Yuji is just an ordinary high school student living an ordinary life, with a best friend, and a cute girl who finds him interesting. So far, so average anime right? And yes, as you might suspect, if this isn't your initiation into anime, his normal life is going to be turned upside down before we're done with him -- and by a girl, no less. Nothing new there either. Indeed, moments into the first episode Yuji gets caught in the middle of a battle between demonic creatures called Rinne, and their sworn enemies, Flame Hazes -- indeed one Flame Haze in particular, a girl with flaming eyes and hair. And -- drum roll -- his life is never going to be the same.

But it is only in well-worn story elements and tropes that we can define Shakugan no Shana as average. Because in this case, it isn't the originality, but rather the execution that makes the series worth watching.

First of all, let me state that Shakugan has one of the finest opening episodes of any anime series I have ever seen. It is artistically realized, tightly written and designed, very skillfully employs in medias res, introduces concepts only as necessary for the current action in a given scene, and it is a masterwork of the "hook."

This is a series that assumes from the outset that the viewer is anime and story literate.

Unfortunately, the promise of the first episode is not entirely realized throughout the course of the series. Christopher Vogler (in synthesizing Joseph Campbell's themes about story archetypes) wrote extensively about the "hero's journey," with such stages as "introduction of the ordinary world," "the call to adventure," "rejection of the call," etc.
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The seventh disc is the OVA (I believe) It was on the box set i saw. I dont know why its diff on the 2 sites though. typo maybe. Hope this helped, good anime though.
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